There was a time when one of Santa Fe’s best kept secrets—one only enjoyed by locals and those visitors in the know—was its exceptional range of restaurants, from neighborhood tacqueria to white cloth dining establishment. Today, calling Santa Fe home, are numerous James Beard Award-winning chefs, restaurants, and authors and the city is an internationally recognized culinary destination. The secret may be no more but one thing unites these diverse entities—their shared culinary history rooted in rich New Mexico traditions.
Now in its second year, FUZE.SW 2014, Santa Fe’s only annual food conference, grew out of the exhibition New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más at the Museum of International Folk Art (which closed December of 2013). This year’s conference takes place again at the Museum of International Folk Art and is joined by its sister institution the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture the weekend of September 12 – 14, 2014.
Like last year, James Beard Award-winning authors and chefs from across the US will gather with leading historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, museum curators, cultural commentators, artists, and folklorists to discuss and demonstrate how traditions and techniques comprising this state’s diverse heritages have intersected to create culinary traditions and lifeways uniquely New Mexican.
FUZE.SW is modeled after Southern Foodways Alliance and Cheryl Alters Jamison and Deborah Madison are our local guiding lights. Their combined wisdom and New Mexico’s long-time food heritage ensure this conference will be a rich experience for all.
Registration includes admission to the full weekend conference, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, the Saturday evening buffalo feast and celebration, and lots of lip-smacking good food and beverage tastings throughout the weekend.
FUZE.SW 2014 is sponsored by the Museum of International Folk Art, International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Registration proceeds benefit the museums and are partially tax-deductible.
Info: 505-476-1162 or fuzesw.museumofnewmexico.org/.
Media Contact:Steve Cantrell
PR Manager, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs